LOSD Bond Program Update

November 2018

Active Projects

Lakeridge Junior High School Replacement

Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

Paul Eskeldson, Senior Project Manager

Kate Miller, Project Coordinator



  • Construction activity will begin at the Lakeridge Junior High campus this month. During the last week of November, portable classroom buildings will begin to arrive on the site. The classrooms will be located on the east side of the Waluga building and will allow the Bryant buildings to be completely vacated. In addition to the classrooms, a temporary gym structure will be installed adjacent to the temporary classrooms to serve students during construction of the new building
  • Our Contractor – Skanska will begin to mobilize on site. They will be installing construction fencing near the location of the temporary structure and will also prepare the site to receive the temporary structures
  • The project planning submittal has been submitted to the City of Lake Oswego and continues to be reviewed
  • The building permit for the portable classrooms has been received from the City
  • On Saturday, December 8, the District will hold a Bryant memory day to honor the history of the Bryant Elementary School building and open the doors for the community to visit the building that has served so many students over the years. This event will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a short program at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome. Click here for more information.
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Oak Creek Elementary School and Uplands Elementary School Renovations

Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

Paul Eskeldson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator


  • The work at Uplands was put out for subcontractor bidding by our contractor, Triplett Wellman, and bids were received on November 15. The District is reviewing the bids with our contractor and design team and discussing possible scope adjustments
  • Construction will begin at Uplands in January to prepare the school to accept Oak Creek. The scope of work includes seismic upgrades, technology upgrades, and a secure vestibule. The kitchen will also be upgraded. The Uplands project is planned to be completed during the summer of 2019. Once completed, Oak Creek will be moved to Uplands for the 2019-2020 school year
  • The work at Oak Creek is currently in design and the bond team continues to work with staff and stakeholders regarding design elements
  • The Scope of Work at Oak Creek includes complete re-cladding of the building brick and siding, window replacement, and new roofing. The project will also include a secure vestibule, a new makerspace, and several modifications to allow for better use of interior space
  • The Oak Creek project is planned to be completed in the summer of 2020 and reopened for the 2020-2021 school year

Safety and Security

Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator


Project Overview

Upgrade of safety and security features districtwide, including secure vestibules and controlled entryways, access control, security camera systems, security communications and facilities control systems, intruder locks, and improvement of exterior doors. True North Security Consultants are assisting the District with development of security plans, programs, policies, and procedures.


  • During the summer of 2018, the District installed secure vestibules in four buildings – Hallinan, Lake Grove, Palisades, and Forest Hills. The project team is continuing to design and plan secure vestibules for the high schools. Secure vestibules will be included in the Scope of Work for all LOSD renovation and new construction projects
  • During the last week of November our security consultants, True North, will be visiting each of the District facilities to review existing conditions and create detailed site assessment reports
  • The consultants will work directly with the bond team and District leadership to develop a prioritized list of recommendations for security upgrades. The work of the consultant will inform projects currently in design and will help the District plan for future projects

Technology Infrastructure Improvements

Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator


Following are project activity and Scope of Work details:

  • School District facilities have been connected to a high-speed fiber network
  • In Phase 1 of the infrastructure improvements over the summer, the District installed new wireless technology infrastructure in all elementary schools. Wireless access points have been added to elementary school and community school classrooms
  • During December, the same work will continue at Uplands, Lake Oswego Junior High School, Lakeridge Junior High School, Lake Oswego High School, and Lakeridge High School. Upon completion of Phase 1, all LOSD classrooms will be served by a universal high speed wireless network
  • Phase 2 of technology infrastructure upgrades will continue across the District during the 2018-2019 school year and the summer of 2019


Phase 2 Scope of Work includes the following:

  1. Upgrades to all existing network cabling to high speed CAT 6a low-voltage cabling
  2. Procurement of STEM/STEAM and makerspace technology equipment
  3. Procurement and installation of new emergency communications and classroom communications paging system for each school
  4. Procurement of additional staff technology equipment

River Grove and Lake Oswego Junior High Renovations


Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator



Project Overview

Deferred maintenance renovation with architectural improvements, including safety and security, makerspace, STEM space, and seismic upgrades.


The Scope of Work at Lake Oswego Junior High (LOJ) includes revitalizing finishes, providing additional building security, and seismic improvements. The current building entry will be reconfigured to provide a new layer of security for students and staff. A new temporary gymnasium of approximately 8,550 square feet will serve the expanded physical education programs. LOSD will concurrently develop multiple areas on site including: modular classrooms added north of the existing classroom wing to serve special programs, improving the softball fields and adding a batting facility and concessions to the ball fields.


The Scope of Work at River Grove Elementary includes revitalizing finishes, improving building security, seismic upgrades, restroom renovations, re-roofing, and improved program space. The current building entry will be reconfigured to provide a new layer of security for students and staff. A new modular building will be added to serve the makerspace program.


Project activity and Scope of Work details:


  • OH Planning + Design is heading up the design team for both River Grove and LOJ. The team has started designing and the bond team has worked with staff to form a Design Advisory Team (DAT) for each school
  • The DATs will assist the team in developing design elements associated with makerspace at River Grove and STEM space at LOJ. The DATs will also assist in providing input for other design elements that will enhance the educational experience
  • A Construction Manager/General Contractor will be selected in December
  • Construction will occur during the summer of 2019
  • The Schematic Design phase began on October 2, 2018, for each school and is now complete; the Design Development phase will be complete in December

Westridge Elementary School Renovation


Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Kate Miller, Project Coordinator



Project Overview

LOSD proposes renovations to Westridge Elementary School relating to deferred maintenance, safety, seismic, accessibility, code plumbing requirements, and educational programming. The existing 46,324 square feet, one-story elementary school has a 4,626 square feet attached covered play area. Plannning and design work will continue through this school year. Construction will occur during the summer of 2019.


Project activity and Scope of Work details:


  • FFA Architecture & Design is heading the project design team. The project's Design Advisory Team (DAT) is assisting the design team in developing design elements associated with the makerspace, library, and other design elements that will enhance the educational experience
  • Mortenson Construction will provide all Construction Manager/General Contractor services and will begin working wit the design team in December


Exterior Deferred Maintenance:

The existing roof is nearing the end of its lifespan and many of the clerestory windows have failed. The cedar siding has curled, cracked, and fallen off in many locations.


Project Scope of Work includes:


  • Replace existing roofing
  • Remove water damaged entry canopy and replace with new canopy
  • Remove all cedar siding and replace with metal siding
  • Replace failing clerestory windows
  • Repoint and replace masonry
  • Replace classroom door/window units with storefront window systems
  • Repave the main parking lot



Interior-Exterior Maintenance and Improvements:


  • Seismic upgrades which include adding plywood to interior walls throughout the school to create shear walls that are structurally tied to the roof
  • Repair and replace components to the nearly 40 year old mechanical equipment
  • Security upgrades including creating a secure vestibule within the existing entry hall and providing access control and alarms at points of entry and exit



Interior Changes:


  • Replace plumbing fixtures in two restroom areas to meet accessibility requirements and a major restroom renovation in one area to meet accessibility and plumbing fixture requirements
  • Removal of the seismically unsound loft area and partial walls in the library
  • Provide small reading rooms within the library to replace the removed areas
  • Replace the library light fixtures with new LED fixtures



Makerspace:


  • Two kindergarten classrooms are being converted to create the new makerspace with an 81-square-foot addition to relocate the existing kiln near the new makerspace
  • The makerspace is a resource room used by all students of the school who then return to their permanent classrooms after their makerspace time
  • A proposed 1,820 square feet addition with restrooms and one new classroom will be added to offset the classroom removed to create the makerspace. It will not increase capacity at the school

Geotechnical Engineers at Westridge

A geotechnical engineer was hired to perform an assessment of the existing soil conditions of the proposed building addition location for the Westridge site.